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Europa, Moon of Jupiter

Europa is a Moon that orbits round Jupiter rather than the Sun which our Earth orbits round. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 4,216,552.51 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 677,408 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 47,998,438,387,492,700,000,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 3.013 g/cm3. Its volume is 3.013 g/cm3. It was discovered in the year 1610 by Galileo Galilei. Its takes 3.551 Earth days to do a full rotation period.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 671,100 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The atmospheric gases within the atmosphere of the object are Oxygen.

The mass of the object is calculated at being 47,998,438,387,492,700,000,000 kg. The equatorial circumference of Europa is 9806.8 km. The mean radius of Europa is 1,560.8 km. The surface area of Europa is 30,612,893.23 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 1.315 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 49,476.1 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Europa orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 0.466 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0094, it is the degree at which Europa orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Image of the Jupiter moon of Europa


Image of the Jupiter moon of Europa

Europa Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference4,216,552.51 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)677,408 km
Mass47,998,438,387,492,700,000,000 kg
Density3.013 g/cm3
Volume15,926,867,918 km3
Year of Discovery1610
DiscovererGalileo Galilei
Rotation Period3.551 Earth days
Semi-Major Axis671,100 km
Atmosphere GassesOxygen
Mass47,998,438,387,492,700,000,000 kg
Equatorial Circumference9806.8 km
Mean Radius1,560.8 km
Surface Area30,612,893.23 km2
Surface Gravity1.315 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity49,476.1 km/h
Orbital Inclination0.466
Orbital Eccentricity0.0094




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